- The red is available for £347 (12×75) and the white for £432.
- Neal Martin said the red was one of the best he had yet encountered.
- The new red release looks the best value of the two, the 2019 red also offers value among back vintages.
Château Malartic Lagravière 2020 has been released for €28.80 per bottle ex-négociant, up 9.1% on the 2019’s initial release price.
The red is being offered by the trade for £347 per dozen, up 5.5% on the 2019’s current Market Price. The white is being offered for £432, up 8% on the Market Price of the 2019.
The red looks the best value release of the two. Although slightly more than the 2019, it is priced at an 11% discount to the 2016 which has the same score and 29% discount to the 2010, which also has 95-points. See more Fair Value analysis below.
Benchmark Critic, Neal Martin, scored the red 94-96. Noting that its fruit was picked before the September rains, he said had a “bright, vivd nose” and was an “aromatically sophisticated Pessac-Léognan”.
“This is one of the best vintages of Malartic Lagravière that I have encountered out of bottle. Ignore at your peril,” he concluded.
He scored the white 92-94 saying it was more defined aromatically than some other whites made in this vintage and “quite delicious”.
Of the four the 2019 is the cheapest at £330 per dozen, but the positive score and note from Martin in a strong vintage for Pessac-Léognan make a potentially compelling case.
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